THE weekend when ‘Alford comes alive with festivities, music and all things Jolly’ is returning this bank holiday for three days of performances, workshops and free entertainment.
The 37th Alford Craft Market kicks off at 10am on Saturday with a programme jam packed with old favourites and fantastic new inclusions to entertain the merry crowds.
Publicity officer Dawn Blakey said: “Come along and bring your family and friends because there’s something for everyone.
“We’ve got Andy Corando who’s been entertaining Lincolnshire children for the past 30 years and is well known and loved throughout the area as a great attraction. The extremely popular Earthbound Misfits will also be performing a whole day of street theatre on Monday and of course Punch and Judy will be there, which is always a favourite with the youngsters.”
A whole host of musicians, performers authentic local craft workers and artists will be displaying their wares and entertaining the crowds in the picturesque grounds of Alford Manor House every day throughout the bank holiday from 10am until 5pm.
The event organisers believe the event is important, both as an outlet for traditional craft workers and to draw visitors into the town.
Mrs Blakey added: “It draws visitors from all four corners and it’s perfectly situated for the holidaymakers coming from the coast.
“It’s also a great opportunity for us to sell our wares and spread the word to try and keep true craft work alive and kicking.
“Alford Craft Market is unique in that all the goods are completely handmade by the stall holders.”
For a full line up visit www.alfordcraftmarket.co.uk.